Simple Church Planting
It’s low-bar. It’s no frills. It’s a very simple model of planting, and challenges many of the prevailing notions about starting a new church.
You’d never have guessed that an academic dean and professor of Hebrew from a major seminary was behind it.
Miles Van Pelt has been in Jackson, Mississippi, for a decade. He teaches full-time at Reformed Theological Seminary. Over time, he and his family saw a need around them — people they knew who seemed interested in Jesus but were misfits with the local churches around them. From this need, a call emerged. While Miles still teaches full-time, he and his family now help in leading a church-planting team in a very simple start-up model.
The model? They show up on Sunday, preach the gospel, eat together, and try to get to know the people during the week and disciple them in specific gospel applications. They launched…